Costco Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Costco job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 30

Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?

The interviewer wants to hear about a positive experience you have had with leadership. Think about a time when you led a sports team, led a college project, managed a store, or coached a little league team. These are all great examples!

Talk about your desire to be a leader with Costco in the future. Share with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be a face of the organization when challenges arise.

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30 Costco Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Tell me about a time when you had to be a leader. How was the outcome?

  • 2. What questions do you have for me?

  • 3. Would you enjoy handing out samples, socializing and promoting products to Costco members?

  • 4. What position at Costco would you most like to work?

  • 5. How does Costco fit into your overall career plans?

  • 6. What motivates you to work hard?

  • 7. What are your greatest strenghts?

  • 8. Why do you want to work here and why should we hire you?

  • 9. Describe to me a perfect retail environment.

  • 10. Do you shop at Costco?

  • 11. What do you know about Costco's working environment?

  • 12. What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?

  • 13. If you found a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot, what would you do?

  • 14. How do you define good member service?

  • 15. You have been out of work for a while, what have you been doing?

  • 16. Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?

  • 17. If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

  • 18. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service?

  • 19. What is your personal mission statement?

  • 20. What would you do if a coworker asked you to help them steal?

  • 21. Where do you see yourself in the Costco organization in two years?

  • 22. How do you expect to make a difference at Costco?

  • 23. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?

  • 24. Tell me about your experience in working in retail.

  • 25. How well do you handle customer complaints?

  • 26. Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.

  • 27. What are some of your weaknesses?

  • 28. What is your best personal trait?

  • 29. How would your references describe you?

  • 30. When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?